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Hi and welcome to Ike's World. I AM PROUD TO BE A PREVIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBER FOR SMEARED INK, SIMPLY CREATE TOO,DELICIOUS DOODLES, POISONED PEAS PLEASE(now shut down)PATH of POSITIVITY, FOREVER FRIENDS DESIGN TEAM, SCRIBBLES DESIGNS, A MINION AT HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE, a STITCHY's ANGEL at OSAAT. I am Co-Writer on QUOTH THE RAVEN and I run my own Challenge at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES, and SUYP Cats Only Challenge. Thanks for visiting and please drop by again :-)

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Monday, 30 November 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #251 - WINTER

This fortnight's challenge theme is


I worked with HOLLY GIRL - Digital stamp pack and papers  from COOSTY CREATIONS and I have coloured her with Promarkers.
I used papers from my Chrimbo box and cut some circles  and corners with die cuts. I also used a snippet of snowflake vellum.

Dies used:  Marianne Design CR1331   LR0281 

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the December image and papers prize pack. 


I hope you will pop in and see what my crafting sisters have made to inspire you and to play along with us :-D

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #338
Quirky Crafts Challenge #24 - Merry Quirky Christmas
Beccy's Place Challenge - A Month of Holiday Cards



Saturday, 28 November 2015

5 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY CANDY

Hello Faithful Peeps,

I am here to celebrate my 5 year Blog-Aversary :-) I am almost up to 350 Followers too - which is awesome. !!
It seems not that long ago that I took my first tentative steps into BlogLand and now look at me - 5 years on, several DT positions, got my own Digital image Store and running my own Challenge Blogs :-D
I have met so many lovely people here in cyber space and I really enjoy finding out what everyone is doing, learning new stuff and taking part in Challenges.
So to celebrate and give back to you what you give to me - I shall offer you this selection of Blog Candy.


Oki Doki. if you'd like a chance to go in the Draw for this package, you must be a Follower on my little Bloggy here (please don't just follow and then drop off after the Draw coz I hate that !!!) AND leave me a little bitty comment down below here, and I will enter all the names for Mr Random Thingy to pick on 30TH NOVEMBER 2015.

 If we get to hit over 350 Followers by then too, I may well throw in some extra Goodies :-D (No pressure there then hahahaha LoL ). Please feel free to Post a pickie on your sidebars too if you so desire :-D

Thank you for being out there for me and with me :-D

Hugz
IKE xxx


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MAKING A MESS

Hello Saturday Peeps,
Well - it's absolutely peeing down here today and I got soaked to the skin when I took Dog up the mountain this morning. I think it just waited until I got up there and the Heavens opened. Dog actually legged it back and went into hiding under the car  - I guess he doesn't like rain ?!!! hahaha

Anyhoo - I am here to show a card I made this afternoon using some messy stuff - texture paste and alcohol inks and sprays :-D



I used a die cut as a stencil and the background is the silver foil lid from a take-away carton, which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
I added some machine cut snowflakes and the main image is  Angel Statue from the " Ancient Cemetery "  Plate 56  by  DESTEMPELWINKEL.  I did her in blue ink twice and cut out the second image of the angel minus the wings to decoupage up for 3D pop. The sentiment circle I got today from Bross Artful Designs. I then stitched my card onto some blue Chrimbo paper and then mounted everything onto a white card.
So, now I have managed to get the inks and stuff off my fingers and I am a happy bunny :-)

My card was inspired by the Christmas Angel Song which I found on YouTube.... it's just gorgeous and you can listen to it HERE 

Thank you for popping in.


Challenges I am entering:

Destempelwinkel Challenge #20 - Winter/Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge #158 - Inspired by a Christmas Song 
Aliciabel Challenge #12 - Stitching Real or Faux
Daring Cardmakers' Challenge - Something Stencilled
That Craft Place - Anything Mixed Media

Friday, 27 November 2015

CALLING ALL KITTY LOVERS

Hi Peeps,
Just popping in to tell you we are nearly there for the 1st Challenge over on the CAT LOVERS' CHALLENGE BLOG and there is another FREEBIE for you to play along with and you can snag your Blog Badge now too.
I am lining up some fabulous Sponsors for the 2016 Challenges, so let's hope this becomes a hit :-D  Click HERE to go there.

The 1st Challenge will go live on TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2015 so see all you kitty lovers there :-D xxxxxxxx


****  Don't forget the Blogaversary CANDY either................ just scroll up to the TOP POST to enter :-D   Entry finishes at Midnight on  30th November and I will do the Draw on 1st December 2015. ****

Here is a little ATC that I made using my new Kitty dies.
He sits on a dictionary page with words all about Cats. The sentiment stamp comes with the Die Set. This is from Marianne Designs.


I used little snippets of card for the kitty and sentiment tag and I added some Stickles to his bell for a bit of glitz :-D

Thank you for dropping in.

Challenges I am entering:


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

KITTY CHRISTMAS

Hi Peeps,

I am so pleased with my latest set of cutting dies ............  they make KITTIES :-D ......  and I am going cat crazy at this end cutting them out in different colours :-)
The cool thing is - depending on which angle to stick on the heads or tails and how far apart to stick the eyes, you can give them all sorts of different character and emotions :-D

Here's a little guy that I have done to look like one of my many kitties, and he is feeling a bit like Christmas.

I have embossed the background with a Cuttlebug Christmas Tree folder and then used the de-bossed side. I added a strip of shiny red tape and a Christmas doodad and there he is :-D


This fabulous create-a-kitty die set is from the Marianne Designs "Collectables " range (COL1353) .

Don't forget about the brand new CAT LOVER'S CHALLENGE coming to a screen near you on 1st DECEMBER 2015. You can find some info and join up as a Follower HERE. Keep your eyes open for a spanking new FREEBIE about to arrive there ready for the first Challenge :-D xxxx

Thanks for dropping in :-)

Challenges I am entering:



Saturday, 21 November 2015

Hmmmm - DOMINO ART ?!!

I'm in again this afternoon with my first ever attempt at DOMINO ART and I must admit that I found it quite intimidating. !!
A lovely friend gave me some dominoes a while back so I thought I would have a go at the Challenge.

I started by covering the domino with some shiny Christmasy green Washi Tape, that was set to me by a crafting buddy :-D
Then I added a red ribbon with a merry Christmas peel off. The little snowflakes are from Bemiss-Jason (in craft shops) and are called Iridescent Snow. They are shiny white on one side and iridescent on the other, so I switched them around a bit. 


In the centre I added a Cricut Santa + Reindeers and covered it with Stickles and I put two more snowflakes in the centre. I even gave Rudolph at the front a teeny red nose :-D

I definitely found this a bit daunting, but if you really want to see an expert at altering Dominos then pop over and visit Leigh S-B, Sharpie Domino Queen on her blog HERE.

Challenges I am entering:

Domino Art Challenge #17 - Winter Wonderland

FAERY INK TWINS

Hi Peeps,
I hope you are having a great crafting weekend so far :-)
This is my card using a brand new image from FAERY INK which is called " Twins" and they had a special promotion with a discount on the image and a set of clothes digis to dress them up in. I just couldn't resist these little cuties. 




I coloured my twins using Spectrum Noir pens and then I paper pieced their clothes using  Pink & Blue Snow papers from MEINLILA PARK.
I cut the twins out and then placed them on a background, which came from a card kit by Crafty Gals at Paper Creator.





Challenges I am entering:

Faery Ink Facebook Challenge - Baby Dress Up   *** WINNER ***
The Alphabet Challenge - T for Tis The Season  AND Twins of course :-)
Fairy Tale Challenge #131 - Christmas without Red or Green
Colouring Crazy Challenge Wk 47 - Christmas Colour Palette

Thursday, 19 November 2015

JUNO

Hello and happy Thursday,

I have managed to squeeze in a bit of crafting time today before I get the sewing machine out tomorrow to make some cushion covers and stuff. !!
This week is just getting away from me and I am not sure where it's gone !

I decided to make a piece for the latest Challenge over at DeStempelwinkel and the theme this time is ' Shades of Brown '.

I have made a little book cover using some very thick cardboard and then I covered it with kitchen paper coated with gesso and squwidged it about a bit for some texture.
When it was dry, I painted it with Distress Inks to get some nice rich colour.
Then I printed some peacock feathers onto tissue and pasted them on top.


The main image is a stamp called "Buste Juno" by DeStempelwinkel. I wanted her a little larger so after stamping her with brown ink, I then scanned her back in to re-size. It made her a little blurry though but it kinda looks ok.
Then I cut her out and stuck her onto the cover. 

** Juno's own warlike aspect among the Romans is apparent in her attire. She often appeared sitting pictured with a peacock armed and wearing a goatskin cloak. The traditional depiction of this warlike aspect was assimilated from the Greek goddess Hera, whose goatskin was called the 'aegis'.

The smaller picture I found on My God Pictures.com and depicts Juno with a Peacock. It says that the Peacock had a complaint....

"The Peacock considered it wrong that he had not the Nightingale's song, so to Juno he went. She replied "Be content with thy having, and hold thy fool's tongue ".  

Underneath it says 'Do not quarrel with Nature'.  How true !!! :-)

I also put the Symbol for Juno on there to bring through the peacock colour.
At some point I will get around to making some pages to go inside my book, but I'm not sure what will be on them yet :-D 

Well - that's me for today I think. Thanks for popping in.

Challenges I am entering:

QUOTH THE RAVEN QUEST #50 - BUNCH OF POEsies - MIDWAY REMINDER


Hi Peeps,
Here I am with my creation this month for our latest Quest over at QUOTH THE RAVEN.Our challenge theme this month is #50 " A BUNCH OF POEsies ", so we want you to create a POE inspired piece which must include some FLOWERS.
You can make anything you like as long as it has this and is obviously connected in some way to EDGAR ALLAN POE, since that what our Blog is all about :-D

For my piece I have used a scrapbook template called ' Weathered Floral ' which was a freebie from CatDes, and I have used images from a freebie collage sheet to put inside the frames. This is a digitally created piece using PSE 9.




I have just realized that I didn't post my creation for the start of Quest #50, so here is that one too. :-)



This piece was made using up bits and pieces of lace from my snippets box and some black mesh - which is actually a snippet of Mosquito Screening :-D The flowers are made from black card and the image and background paper are by me and available at IKEsART. I stitched the image onto the background mount and sewed right through to hold the mesh in place.

If you would like to read the works of EDGAR ALLAN POE and this story, then click HERE.

You have until 2nd DECEMBER 2015 to play along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN and we would love to see you there.

Thank you for dropping in.


Challenges I am entering:

Snippets Playground Week #203 (  2nd of my images)
Crafty Gal's Corner Challenge #46 - Use Scraps  (  2nd of my images)
Inspiration Destination Challenge #60 - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 November 2015

FROM THE HEART - STAMP OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER

Hi Peeps,

Happy Monday :-)  Here I am popping in with my creation for FROM THE HEART STAMPS - Stamp of the Month Challenge NOVEMBER.

This little guy is called "Deck The Halls Bird" and I have coloured him up and put him into a shaped frame with a holly background.



I must admit that I started chuckling to myself at a rather rude-ish thought that came into my head about Christmas balls ....... snort !!!....... and then I also found that the latest Challenge at Sisterhood of Snark was all about making a creation inspired by a song, so I went on a search....... 

I was doubly inspired when I found Elmo's  - " The Balls Song " ... sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.... bwaahahahaha :-D

Here is my creation...


This is the outside all pretty sensible and nice really......



and this is what I printed on the inside........tee hee hee ... snickering in typical schoolgirl-ish fashion.................................


Well - that's enough from me for now. I think this one is probably going to go to my big Bruv for Christmas ... snork !!!


Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers # 47 - Y is for Yodelayeeeeehooooo**WINNER**
Beccy's Place Challenge - A Month of Holiday Cards

SCRIBBLES DESIGNS CHALLENGE #35 - NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS


Top Scribbler receives $10 worth of digital images, winner's choice 
Top 3 receives $3 worth of digital images

Good morning,
Here I am with my DT piece for the latest Challenge over at SCRIBBLES DESIGNS and this time our theme is #35 NON - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS.

While Christmas is knows for its bright reds, brilliant greens and sparkling golds and silvers, there are many other wonderful colours that can represent Christmas just as beautifully.  This month we'd like to see a Christmas themed creation using non traditional colours.  It is time to bring out the blues, pinks, purples or other non-traditional colour palettes and give your Christmas project a different kind of hue.

For my piece I have made a background with a weave of  little snippets of black and white papers which were free from DOCRAFTS.
I coloured the images using Promarkers and then superimposed them onto the background papers, which I had faded out slightly to make it look like they were behind glass. I then used Glossy Accents on the jars and stuck them onto the original background with foamies.

                                         


We also have Bugaboo as a Sponsor this month.
Donating: 7 digital images, winners choice


Any questions about the challenge? Please read our Challenge Rules located in the right sidebar. 



If you would like to purchase a Scribbles Designs image click here.
Sandy is happy to provide you with a freebie for participating, which you will find over at the Challenge post.
I hope you will pop over to see what my Teamies have made to inspire you and to play along with us. :-) xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Pile it On Challenge #95 - Any Holiday/Celebration
Corrosive Challenges #237 - Add a Sentiment
Snippets Playground Week #203
Beccy's Place Challenge - A Month of Holiday Cards



OSAAT CHALLENGE #250 ANYTHING GOES with GIVING THANKS


This fortnight's challenge theme is
#250 Anything Goes with
GIVING THANKS

So anything you want to do with a link to the dead :) - sympathy, Remembrance Day, Día de los Muertos, dark etc.


For my creation I used "Ooops Bear" from DIGI BLESSINGS.

Oops

I coloured him with Promarkers and added him to a red card background and used two die cut frames set at angles. I stitched the main image to the background using some string to try and look like stitches. Then I made a bandaid plaster with my sentiment on it.


I hope you will come over to OSAAT to play along and to look at the lovely creations that my Teamies made to show you. :-D

Challenges I am entering:

AAA Cards Game #52 - Thanksgiving
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge #163 - Add A Die Cut/Punched Shape
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #71 - Tic, Tac, Toe  ( digi, die cut, hand colouring)



Thursday, 12 November 2015

GUEST DESIGNER SPOT

Good Morning Peeps,


I was honoured to be asked to do a GDT spot at CRAFTING BY DESIGNS and chose to do this Challenge with Snowmen.The Sponsor for this Challenge is THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE and I already had just the perfect images for this card.





               snowman holding a sign for journaling                                   Gingerbreadman with Buttons Digital Stamp

I coloured them with Spectrum Noir pens. The Snowman was printed 4 times and then fussy cut and put together with silicone, to make him 3D.
The Gingerbread Men were cut out and stuck onto acetate strips that are sandwiched between the Snowman layers, so they kind of wiggle about a bit in the air :-D
His Merry Christmas is a piece of metallic confetti.
The background papers are Freebies from DOCRAFTS .

I hope you will pop over to CRAFTING BY DESIGNS to see the glorious collection of snowman cards there and to play along too :-D

Thanks for stopping by.  xxxx

Challenges I am entering:

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Beginning to look like Christmas
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #87 - Fall Colours or Christmas


Saturday, 7 November 2015

WINNER OF THE CAT LOVERS' HOP PRIZE FROM IKEsART

Good morning Peeps,

Here I am to announce the Winner of my giveaway prize for the last day of the CAT LOVERS' BLOG HOP. The name plucked out of the hat is..............................................



Please contact IKE with details of your email address and I will send the kitties through.

I am also sending them to Janis as a thank you for hosting this super kitty Hop. :-D 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

5 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY, CANDY, NEARLY 350 FOLLOWERS + NEW CHALLENGE

Hi Peeps,
I am here to say that I am at this very moment (well - not exactly NOW coz I am typing but....) preparing some delicious CANDY to celebrate my 5 years of Blogging here at IKEsWORLD and I am also nearly at my 350 Followers mark... how about that ? !!!! :-D
I shall throw in something extra if I reach the 350 mark before the Candy draw is done.

Also - some news for you.... I have started the Cat Lovers' Challenge - due to popular demand and arm wrenching - and the first Challenge will start on 1st December 2015. If you want to go and have a looksee and clicky the Follower thingy, then please go here:

SHOW US YOUR PUSSIES - Just CATS Challenge

So - I will be back tomorrow with the Candy details, so keep your eyes peeled :-D

Mega Hugz to all my supporters.

Love 

IKE xxxxxxxxxxx


Monday, 2 November 2015

OSAAT CHALLENGE #249 - ANYTHING GOES with THE DEAD/REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Hi there,
Here I am late posting with my DT piece for this Fortnight's Challenge over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME #249 - ANYTHING GOES with THE DEAD/REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY .
The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the November image and papers prize pack.    

                                              

I used "PRAYING MOUSE" by Barbara Jensen at STITCHYBEAR STAMPS  and I went with the Remembrance theme.  I flipped him around to face the other way so as to work with my background.




I printed him out 5 times and then I coloured him using Spectrum Noir pens.
I fussy cut him and then layered him up with silicone glue to make him 3D.
The poppy background is from DECOSSE's DYNAMITE DOODLES  with some added poppies superimposed on top, and the poppy badge is from Clipart..


I hope you will pop over and see what my OSAAT DT sisters have done and come play along with us.



Thanks for dropping in. :-D